Boise City Councilor and candidate for Mayor Jim Tibbs offered up a statement today saying he opposed forced annexation without a vote of those being annexed.
While the GUARDIAN will not be endorsing any candidates for public office, we do endorse the concept of allowing citizens to vote on major spending issues and things like being annexed into the city–any city.
Rampant annexation has led to the urban sprawl forced upon us by city councils in Ada County and created a “megopolis” that is nearly impossible to properly service…with sewers, roads, schools, etc.
Tibbs is sure to get a lot of the SW Boise and growthophobe vote, but they seldom turnout in the numbers of the Northenders who are avid Bieter and Team Dave supporters. Bieter has gone on record favoring growth to the south and east of Micron, but wants to limit Foothills growth.
Problem now for Tibbs is he has not come out against GROWTH in these areas–only forced ANNEXATION. With just a few developers in these areas, they will all be eager to get annexed so they can sell houses. Tibbs can gobble them up and plead it was “consensual.”
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